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Human Anatomy and Physiology

# Why are fingers different lengths?

## Answer

###### Wiki User

###### November 07, 2007 6:47PM

fingers are different lengths to aid grip. when you place your hand around an object your fingers all become the same length. try holding your hand as if gripping a bar and you will see this effect. it is a possible trait of when humanlike ancestors could have climbed trees to either shelter or to collect food.

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